How to View and Recover iCloud Messages

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Ian McEwan
How to View and Recover iCloud Messages

Have you ever encountered the following situations?

“The operating system of my phone has crashed and I lost some files. I have backed up them with iCloud, so is there any technique could help me recover them?”

“I deleted some important text messages accidentally but I don’t know how to recover them though they are on my iCloud Backup.”

“I have ever used an iPhone but now I use a Samsung, how could I view my iCloud Messages again and recover some of them?”

These problems could make you really restless and frustrated. Actually, it’s not very difficult to solve them. In this article, we will show you some simple ways to help you preview and recover your iCloud messages.

Solution 1: Restore your iCloud Messages from iCloud Backup

(Time-consuming: about 20 mins | Difficulty:★ ★ ★ ★ )


Tap “Settings” on your iPhone, and then tap “General”> “Reset”> “Erase All Content and Settings” one by one. Once it is done, you need to restart and reset your iPhone because the process of erasing will make your phone restore factory defaults.

Reset iPhone
Erase iPhone


Tap “Restore from iCloud Backup” and then select one of your iCloud backup on the apps or data. After that, you can wait for a period of time until your messages are restored.

Add&Data Restore from iCloud

Further Information: How Does iCloud Work

Although this solution may restore your messages successfully, it also has its risks and inconvenience. For example, if you just want to recover your messages on your device, you also have to recover other data altogether such as photos, videos, contacts, etc. You cannot selectively restore what you need. It may take a long period of time to finish recovering and make you feel impatient. What’s worse, your backup is not necessarily up-to-date and it may make your existing data be covered with old ones.

Now you may ask whether there is another way to help you restore messages more efficiently and conveniently. We strongly recommend you to try this software iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery. And here comes a better solution.

Solution 2: Preview and recover iCloud messages via iMyFone D-Back

(Time consuming: about 5 mins | Difficulty:★ ★ )

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View and Recover iCloud Messages,iCloud Photos, iCloud Contacts,etc. Efficiently.

Step 1:

At first, you’re supposed to download and install the software iMyFone D-Back. Then you must launch the program and click the fourth mode “Recover from iCloud Backup” as you can see in the picture. And then click “Start”.

D-Back Recover from iCloud Backup

Step 2:

Select those data that you need to restore carefully and put a tick in the small box(or you can tick the “Select all” box at the top right corner directly). Then click “Next”.

Recover from iCloud Backup

Step 3:

Log in the account with your Apple ID and password. If you haven’t turned off the two factors authentication of your device, please turn it off according to the guidance presented by this software. Then you can press the Enter Key to continue.

D-Back Recover from iCloud backup Sign in iCloud

Step 4:

Pay attention to the last backup time and select one of your iCloud backups which you want to recover. Then click “Next”.

Select iCloud Backup Recover Line Message

Step 5:

You can see your files in the backup are displayed on the window. Choose messages that you need to recover and then put the ticks on these boxes. Also, you can turn on “Show only deleted files” to recover information that you have deleted once. Then click “Recover”.

recover data from icloud backup with d-back

We hope this article could assist you to view and recover your iCloud messages. And please don’t forget the amazing iMyFone D-Back. It allows you to selectively restore your iCloud messages with efficiency. Why not have a try today?